Published: March 24, 2009
Busy year for Burnham-On-Sea lifeboats recounted at group's AGM

Over 70 people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club to hear about a busy year for the town's lifeboat station last Friday (March 20th).

Burnham RNLI Chairman Graham Wills welcomed the audience to the group's AGM, before giving his thoughts about the year.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Ricky Holmes gave a summary of the year's lifeboat launches, including the Stert Island bomb events last Spring, which had kept urnham's lifeboat crews and shore teams occupied almost continually over a weekend.

Chris Spencer, Sea Safety Officer, recounted his local sea safety work, and said the service was doing well, and both his Sea Safety advisors had been kept very busy.

Mary Summers, Souvenir Secretary, talked about the success of the lifeboat shop and how shop receipts had been up by 40% over the previous year.

Tony Deahl, Visits and Education Officer, discussed how successful the school visits had been in raising awareness among the young.

Jan Pearce, Acting Chairman and Treasurer of fundraising, said fundraising had been successful, but was an important issue, because costs had also increased.

Pictured are Graham Wills, Tom Mansell, Ricky Holmes, Tamsin Thomas and Burnham's Mayor, Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, who was the VIP guest

RELATED LINKS:

Burnham-On-Sea RNLI website





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